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'Discussed the way ahead in post-Covid era': PM Modi after CMs meeting

Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a marathon meeting via video conferencing with chief ministers of states and UTs on the Covid-19 situation in the country. Indian Railway opened booking of tickets on IRCTC portal for train travel which is set to resume in a graded manner from Tuesday.

By HT Correspondent | Updated: May 11, 2020 23:30 IST
'Discussed the way ahead in post-Covid era': PM Modi after CMs meeting
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday held a meeting via video conferencing with chief ministers and asked them to spell out how they want to deal with the lockdown regime after May 17 when the third spell of the lockdown expires.

The number of coronavirus cases in India has reached 67,152. So far, 2,206 have lost their lives due to the infection. Maharashtra, Gujarat, and Madhya Pradesh are among the worst affected states that together account for almost half the number of cases and around 72% deaths in the country.

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On the global spectrum, nations like France and Spain are gradually easing lockdown restrictions despite the risk of a second wave of the pandemic.

04:03 PM IST

Around 4000 Indians brought back from abroad till now: Govt

Centre's briefing on Covid-19 situation begin. Under Vande Bharat Misison, around 4,000 Indians have been brought back.

Around 5 lakh migrant workers sent back to their states by trains by now: MHA spokesperson.

03:55 PM IST

'All states should be given equal importance': Mamata Banerjee

Mamata Banerjee says all states should be given equal importance and we should work together as Team India.

03:50 PM IST

'Centre shouldn't play politics at this crucial time': Bengal CM

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee says at the chief ministers' meeting with PM Modi: "We as a state are doing our best to combat the virus; Centre should not play politics in this crucial time. We are surrounded by international borders and other bigger states and have challenges to deal with."

03:44 PM IST

North East CMs working as team to combat Covid-19: Arunachal CM

Arunachal CM Pema Khandu: We got opportunity to ramp up health infrastructure; North East CMs are working together as a team to combat Covid-19.

He seeks PM’s intervention to take the state back on the track for investment in Agri and Horticulture sectors.

03:39 PM IST

Andhra CM seeks relaxation of lockdown norms

Andhra CM seeks relaxation of lockdown measures, with strict adherence of personal hygiene protocols. Says, there are 97 k MSME employees and 9 lakh people, we need to protect this sector. Urges PM to handhold the sector, else there will be huge unemployment in Andhra

03:37 PM IST

'Migrants going back should be allowed to return after certain period of time': Andhra CM

Andhra CM Jagan Mohan Reddy adds: For funds to combat covid crisis, restrictions on inter state transport of goods should be done away with... we have to work together to revive our economy.

Migrants who are going back should be allowed to come back after certain period of time., norms regarding physical distancing, focus on rural and urban sanitation, etc

03:35 PM IST

Need to come back to normalcy and coronavirus stigma has to end: Andhra CM

Andhra Pradesh CM at PM Modi meeting: 30 k people in the state identified as vulnerable and tested. We need to come back to normalcy and the corona virus stigma has to end. Families with positive case is facing social ostracisation. We have to urge people to come forward for self isolation. We need to prepare people to live with corona virus till vaccine is ready, we have to create massive awareness to prevent transmit of the virus .

We should have an exit plan from Institutional quarantine... the fear and stigma should end. We have to remove the stigma, we need to tell that 95 percent of the case is curable.

03:27 PM IST

We had to modify some of our decisions: PM

PM Modi: We stressed people should stay where they are. But it's human nature to want to go home and so we had to modify or change our decisions (kuch nirnay badalne bhi pare) . Despite that, to make sure it doesn't spread and go to villages, that's our big challenge."

03:25 PM IST

PM Modi speaks about migrants

In his opening remarks, PM Modi speaks about migrants, says he understands their need to go home. It is challenge for us is to not let Covid-19 spread to villages, the PM says.

03:20 PM IST

At PM's meeting with CMs, Amit Shah talks about importance of Aarogya Setu app

At PM Modi's meeting with CMs, home minister Amit Shah spoke about the Arogya Setu App and it’s importance and to popularise it’s download, as it will help in tracking the virus; he urged CMs to initiated measures to popularise the importance of the app.

03:11 PM IST

6 BSF jawans test Covid-19 positive in last 24 hrs

In the last 24 hours, six Border Security Force (BSF) jawans have tested Covid-19 positive, according to the organiation, reports ANI. Of these, one each is from Tripura and Delhi while there are four infected jawans from Kolkata. All of them are under treatment in designated Covid Health Care hospitals.

03:06 PM IST

Home Minister Amit Shah also present at CMs meeting

Apart from the chief ministers, many cabinet ministers including Home Minister Amit Shah are also present at the meeting.

03:01 PM IST

PM Modi’s meeting with CMs on Covid-19 begins

02:54 PM IST

PM Modi's meeting with CMs to begin soon

PM Modi’s meeting with CMs to begin soon; restarting economic activity on agenda

02:45 PM IST

15 police personnel Covid-19 positive till now in Bihar

In Bihar, 15 police personnel have tested positive for Covid-19 till now, says Additional Director General of Police (headquarters), Jitendra Kumar: ANI

First published: May 11, 2020 05:53 IST